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Robert Freeman, long time photographer of The Beatles, has passed away.  

Robert Freeman created some of the most iconic images of the band, featured on the album covers of With The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul.  Long will they be loved, discussed, appreciated, emulated - and continue to inspire other photographers. 

Our thoughts are with his family and friends, along with our appreciation and gratitude for the creative work he produced for the band. 

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Review: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ by Rolling Stone

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The power of rock and roll is a constantly amazing process. Although it is Bob Dylan who is the single most important figure in rock and roll; and although it is the Rolling Stones who are the embodiment of a rock and roll band; it is nonetheless Our Boys. The Beatles, who are the perfect product and result of everything that rock and roll means and encompasses. Never has this been so plainly evident as on their new two-album set. The Beatles (Apple SWBO 101).

Whatever else it is or isn’t, it is the best album they have ever released, and only the Beatles are capable of making a better one.

You are either hip to it, or you ain’t.

Read more at https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/review-the-beatles-white-album-186863/​

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RINGO'S 11TH ANNUAL PEACE & LOVE BIRTHDAY WORLDWIDE CELEBRATIONS: JULY 7, 2019

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This July 7, 2019 Ringo will return to Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love Birthday event where he will join fans gathered for a Noon #peaceandlove celebration. The dream is to create a wave of Peace & Love across the planet, starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii. Ringo began these in 2008 at the Hard Rock Café Chicago and last year he celebrated the 10th Anniversary at the Hard Rock Café Nice. In the ensuing years it has grown enormously with #peaceandlove events all over the world, and this year already has over 30 events in 22 countries (listed below).

“I’ve said it before but I really can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than peace and love. It’s so great how every year it keeps growing, with the wave of peace and love starting in the morning on July 7 in Australia and ending in Hawaii, with celebrations in all the time zones in between. I am so happy to be back at Capitol Records, and for our great sponsors who are carrying the message of peace and love around the world, like the David Lynch Foundation, Life is Good, SiriusXM, Modern Drummer and Starbucks. I also want to thank each and everyone of you for continuing to help spread peace and love, Ringo.”

For those who want to participate on July 7, Ringo's birthday: you can say, post #peaceandlove or even just think it at Noon your local time and be part of the wave of peace and love Ringo hopes to spread across our planet. 

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The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Becomes 4th-Highest Certified Release In US History

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Over 50 years after the The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ first stormed the charts, the Fab Four’s iconic double-album achieved 24-time Platinum-certified status – making it the fourth-highest certified release in US history.

The Beatles currently have the distinction as being the highest certified band in Gold and Platinum Award history, with 178 million certifications across their discography. Both 1967-1970 and 1962-1966 compilations along with Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band have far surpassed Diamond certification.

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NEW FILM PROJECT: Announcing an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson

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New Film Project
We are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson. 
 
The new film will be based around 55 hours of never-released footage of The Beatles in the studio, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. These studio sessions produced The Beatles’ Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award winning title song. The album was eventually released 18 months later in May 1970, several months after the band had broken up.
 
The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple's Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.
 
Peter Jackson said, "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about."
 
“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.   
 
"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”

 

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Could the White Album be made today?

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Could the White Album be made today?

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the White Album, Matt Everitt leads a panel of journalists, broadcasters & artists to discuss how the album has influenced musicians since and asks whether in a world of snackable content, playlists and short attention spans, an artist would ever dare release such a diverse body of work now.

7pm (GMT) Wednesday 7th Nov 2018
youtube.com/thebeatles

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John Lennon - Imagine - The Ultimate Collection and Film Release

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John Lennon's most celebrated solo album will be honoured with a number of special releases on October 5 including the six-disc Imagine – The Ultimate Collection.

Read the full story at  johnlennon.com

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Imagine / Gimme Some Truth Both Films Is Fully Restored & Remastered and Coming to DVD, blu-ray and digital.

Imagine, the ground-breaking music film directed by John & Yoko, will also be coming to cinemas this September. ​ 

Learn more at  imaginejohnyoko.com

 

 

 

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New Single from Paul 'Fuh You' Out Now

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Paul has announced the next stop on the journey to Egypt Station: 'Fuh You,' the newest single from the forthcoming record is now available on all digital/streaming platforms.

Egypt Station’s estimated time of arrival is September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW.

 

 

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Paul gets back to the road with his new 'Freshen Up' tour

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Paul McCartney will make his eagerly anticipated return to the road with his new 'Freshen Up' tour.

The 'Freshen Up' tour will also be Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album 'Egypt Station' out September 7th on Capitol Records.

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PEACE AND LOVE 2018 - Happy Birthday Ringo!

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"10 years of Peace & Love—2008-2018!!   And my has it grown! 

From one celebration in Chicago at the Hard Rock to 23 countries last year and thanks to fans and the Hard Rock this year already has participation in over 50 countries!!

Big shout out to the event sponsors including the David Lynch Foundation and Modern Drummer! Join in Ringo's global birthday dream of creating a wave of Peace & Love over the world on 7/7 by saying "Peace & Love" at noon your time, wherever you are! Check out http://facebook.com/ringostarrmusic/events to see the local events all around the world!"

Team Ringo

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The Yellow Sub Sandwich - The Official Film Podcast

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The Yellow Sub Sandwich is the official podcast to accompany and celebrate the 50th anniversary cinema re-release of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine movie.

Presented by music and movies expert Edith Bowman and movie critic Robbie Collin in two parts: “before” and “after” - a bit to listen to before you see the movie and a bit for after.  With great stories about the making of the movie and fresh insight into what makes it so iconic and influential, The Yellow Sub Sandwich features all you need to know about the movie and why you should go and see it, where it was intended to be experienced, back on the big screen.

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Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

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James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul's biggest hits.

Pre-order Paul McCartney's new album Egypt Station and download his two new songs "Come On To Me" and "I Don't Know" here: https://paulmccartney.lnk.to/EgyptSta...

Watch The Late Late Show with James Corden's episodes from London only on Sky One at 10pm.  More Late Late Show: Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CordenYouTube 

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The George Harrison estate announces HariSongs, home to the Harrison family archive of Indian Classical and World music 

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The George Harrison estate is happy to announce HariSongs, a new label created in partnership with Craft Recordings to celebrate the Indian classical music George loved and believed would “help as a balance towards a peaceful daily life.”  HariSongs launches today with two reissues in honour of both Ravi Shankar’s birthday (b. 7th April, 1920) and Ali Akbar Khan’s birthday (b. 14th April, 1922) this month.

Visit HariSongs.com for more information.

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YELLOW SUBMARINE returns to cinemas across the UK, Ireland and the U.S. this summer

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The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE is returning to cinemas across the UK, Ireland and the U.S. this summer.

An unmissable cinema event, this momentous big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release.

The visionary feature film can now be experienced back on the big screen in glorious surround sound with the groundbreaking animation presented in stunningly-remastered 4k. Looking and sounding better than ever before.

Tickets on sale Tuesday 17 April in the UK - check back soon for US ticket sales

http://www.yellowsubmarine.film/

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